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Where to eat and drink
Kirkby Lonsdale has some excellent cafés but our favourite is The Crossing Point Café which does excellent hearty breakfasts, epic hot chocolates and a wide range of cakes and bakes. The Royal Barn attached to Kirkby Lonsdale brewery has a huge choice of locally made beers which are served alongside wood fired pizzas.
Where to sleep
Along with there being a plethora of holiday cottages, we like the traditional feel of The Royal Hotel which is an elegant townhouse that has chic guest rooms, a modern bar and a free cooked breakfast.
Where to shop
Chocolat is an excellent place to take home a sweet souvenir or maybe you need a new book for your trip. The Book Lounge is a quaint shop that has an extensive variety of new and used books, gifts and stationery. You can even enjoy a coffee here too.
What to do
Take a walk down to Devil’s Bridge, and follow the footpath along the River Lune where you can skim stones on the beaches and enjoy a paddle. The route takes you back into the village via the Radical Steps which were constructed in the 1820s.
Check out our Kirkby Lonsdale Cardtoon range here, where you can pick up a souvenir of your trip, from magnets to postcards.
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